DoT wants 30% reservation for ‘Made-in-India’ equipment
The Department of Telecom is backing a proposal to reserve 30 per cent of all electronic equipment procurement to those items that are manufactured in the country. This will include telecom gear and IT peripherals. [Hindu]
Hungama and TuneWiki announce mobile music partnership
Hungama, in partnership with TuneWiki, an application that provides real-time, subtitled lyrics for users’ stored library of music and music videos has launched a service that provides users to get the latest music complete with subtitled lyrics and social features. Users can access Tunewiki application via a subscription model at Rs. 5/day, Rs. 10/week, Rs. 30 /month. This application is compatible with all Java enabled handsets that include major mass market and premium handset models making it a largely usable proposition [PR].
Mahaveer Infoway launches new mobile brand
Mahaveer Infoway Ltd has launched mobile phones under the brand name “Zink Mobiles” in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It plans to take it pan India soon.
IB Wants telcos to store call data records for five years
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) wants all mobile phone companies to store call data records, or details of all phone calls made by their customers, for a period of five years. At present, telcos store call records only for six months.[ET]
10 million opt for mobile number portability since launch
The number of cellphone users who have chosen to avail mobile number portability has hit the 10 million mark in about four-and-a-half months since the national launch of mobile number portability or MNP [source]